Half Moon Pose or “Ardha Chandrasana” (ARD-uh chan-DRAHS-uh-nuh), comes from three words: “Ardha” — meaning “half”, “Chandra” — meaning “moon”, “Asana” — meaning “pose” is a challenging posture that will test your balance. You bring in energies from both the moon (calm, cooling) and the sun (fiery, intense), as you root down with your standing leg and stabilizing arm while lifting and extending your raised leg and opposite arm.
Practice Half Moon Pose on both sides to work on postural imbalances. If you have a tight chest or hips (say, from sitting at a computer all day), do some hip opening stretches before moving into this pose, so that you can more easily rotate your torso and lengthen your ribcage.
Benefits and Contraindications
Tests and improves focus and balance
Strengthens the whole body especially the legs, ankles and feet
Improves core stability
Headaches and insomnia
Low blood pressure
Neck or back injury
Photo poses in different angles
Frequently Asked Questions
- Revolved Half Moon Pose
- Half Moon Pose On A Chair
- Half Moon Pose With A Chair And A Block
- Half Moon Pose With The Knee Down
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